Skip to comments.A giddy Gore discusses 'Live Earth'
Posted on 07/07/2007 1:59:05 PM PDT by don-o
ON BOARD THE ACELA EXPRESS - Al Gore tried to rein in his adrenaline as the train churned between the two North American venues of his Live Earth concerts Saturday.
Gore, the former vice president and environmental activist, rattled off the latest details of companion concerts on six other continents before catching himself.
"I'm just so filled with enthusiasm and energy, I'm not letting you ask questions," Gore said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Gore kicked off the U.S. leg of the worldwide concerts earlier Saturday in Washington and was keeping track of the Giants Stadium venue on his laptop as the Amtrak train headed toward New Jersey.
While clearly one of the main attractions for the worldwide concerts, Gore tried to keep too much attention from being paid to his role.
"That's nice, but it's not about me," he said. "It's about the message. I think everybody understands that."
Gore turned back criticism that the concert series lacked immediate goals beyond generally raising awareness about climate change. The concerts are just the first step in a three-year public relations campaign, he said.
"I've been trying to deliver this message for 30 years, and I know that it doesn't take in just one delivery," he said. "You've got to keep going."
The concerts will be followed by a global advertising campaign, with a particular focus on the United States.
"The planet doesn't have a PR agent," he said. "But now it will, because the Alliance for Climate Protection is going to use the modern techniques of messaging to get the scientific evidence in front of people all over the world."
Gore said he plans to return to giving his slideshows and training others to give the presentation about global warming after the concert series is complete.
"And if I can figure out some other way to get this message to more people more persuasively and more quickly, then I'll do that too," he said.
Gore laughed off a question about whether that could include a presidential bid and repeated his mantra: "I have no plans to be a candidate."
"I really don't," he emphasized. But he continues to not completely rule out a bid.
Gore, whose slide show on global warming was the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," said the presidency alone can't necessarily bring about the changes he's calling for.
"I was in the White House for eight years and I saw the limitations of even the power of the executive branch when the people and their elected representatives in the Congress were not ready to contemplate the big changes that are necessary," he said.
"This is the rare challenge that really has to come from the grass roots up," he said.
And yet Gore said he understands that not everyone at the concerts would immediately buy into the climate change cause.
"It's great to just enjoy the music," he said "But I'm hoping, of course, that while listening to the music and enjoying the films, that they will be open to the message."
Asked whether the political campaign-like atmosphere around his travels doesn't get the old juices flowing again, Gore paused for a moment, smiled, and then firmly said: "No."
"I'm involved in a different kind of campaign, to deliver this message to people all over the U.S. and all over the world," he said.
"We have to be prepared to keep going for long enough to get this world across this tipping point."
It is on Bravo, the gay channel.
How many semis, jets, etc. were used to bring this b-list spectacle to life?
Where does Gore get this 30 year crap? He’s been talking about global warming since 1977? Wasn’t that about the same time Newsweek warned us about the comint Ice Age?
billions and billions and billions
Lawrence Solomon's "The Deniers" (a series of articles on the view of scientists who have been labelled "Global Warming Deniers"):
Oh, I know! Cat had his tongue for the first 28 of those years!
I was just reading a newspaper article about this...all the various entourages and "encouraged" to use carbon credit offsets (or whatever they call them).
This is probably making Fat Albert quite a rich guy.
I’m just so filled with enthusiasm and energy, I’m not letting you ask questions,” Gore said in an interview with The Associated Press.
I think he is just full of Sh*t..Take Geology 101, then you will understand..
-—I’ve been trying to deliver this message for 30 years-—
Huh? Since 1977?
I remember a little about the seventies and there is nothing about global warming in those memories. In fact I recall there being concern about global cooling because of all the particulate matter being released into the atmosphere.
Our Motto: Don't Do As I Do, Do As I Say
For liberals, its really all about them. Its about getting the attention on THEMSELVES. Their issues are just proxies.
At risk of blasphemy to this new religion, I have to point out the only reason the planet is here to begin with is to support human life. Otherwise, it isn’t important. The planet doesn’t have a PR agent because it is a molten cored rock rotating around the sun. It has no more importance than Mercury, Venus, Mars, etc. other than it hosts us as a life form.
I believe in conservation, pollution control, a clean environment etc. simply because we are good stewards for later generations of HUMANS.
The planet doesn’t care if it is coverd in ice, covered in lava, or has an atmosphere. It doesn’t weep that the dinosaurs were wiped out and it wouldn’t care if we were, because it isn’t sentient.
Hey wack job, pay attention to the real problem, terrorism.
I think,,,I’m gonna puke!
planet = gaia = paganism
Your thought was exactly the same one I had, LOL.
Global warming Global schwarming....BS....Bump
good point, and wasn’t it Tippuh Gore that tried to silence Twisted Sister because of their lyrics?
I guess next algore will tell us he and the wife have been die-hard rockers for 30+ years too!?
The Clinton’s tell us Bush’s commutation of Libby’s sentence was cronyism, and now this, all in the same week!
The hypocrats tell so many lies they just don’t bother trying to keep track of them anymore!
bet he was wearing his Depends.
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